Rett Syndrome

Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmenal disorder that affects females almost exclusively. It is characterized by normal early growth and development followed by a slowing of development, loss of purposeful use […]

What Is Allan-Herndon-Dudley Syndrome?

Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome is a rare disorder of brain development that causes moderate to severe intellectual disability and problems with movement. This condition, which occurs exclusively in males, disrupts development from […]

Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Gene

The Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) gene provides instructions for making a protein found in the brain and spinal cord called brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This protein promotes the survival of […]

What Is A Virus?

It may seem like a fairly fundamental question, but there is still debate over whether viruses should be considered a form of life. The diversity of viral infections is immense. […]

How The Brain Links Episodic Memories

Suppose you heard the sound of skidding tires, followed by a car crash. The next time you heard such a skid, you might cringe in fear, expecting a crash to […]

What Is Mania?

Mania is a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level, or “a state of heightened overall activation with enhanced affective expression together with lability of affect.” Although mania […]